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Coleophora asteris
Sea-aster Case-bearer

Mühlig, 1864562 / 37.082
Norfolk status
Rare or overlooked.
Nocturnal and comes to light also easily disturbed by day.
Salt marshes on East coast and coastal habitats where foodplant found.

Noted by C.G. Barrett as "very abundant among aster tripolium in the saltmarshes of Norfolk."

Modern-day records of larval cases found near Yarmouth.

[MBGBI vol3 p303]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and gen. det. of bred moth is required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2020527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/10/2017+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/10/2016+27TG50 - Yarmouth
14/08/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2014127TG50 - Yarmouth
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Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: July to mid-September
Foodplant:   Sea Aster
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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